The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

November 19, 2013

Suspect sought in Elkhart robbery

By CHERIL VERNON
Palestine Herald-Press

ELKHART —

The Anderson County Sheriff's Office is looking for a suspect who robbed an Elkhart grocery store Friday.

At 8 p.m. Friday, ACSO Deputy Rigele Dean was dispatched to the Elkhart Food Center on U.S. 287/Texas 19 South in reference to a panic alarm. While in route, Dean was advised by dispatch that the subject was fleeing the scene on foot after committing a robbery.

The cashier reported he was working by himself when a thin black male, approximately 5'11 to 6'1, wearing light blue pants, a black jacket with a hood pulled up, black shoes and gloves, walked in.

“The subject proceeded directly to the cash register and told the cashier to give him all of the 20s. The cashier thought the subject was joking. The subject then pulled out a knife and again told the cashier to give him all of the 20s,” ACSO Chief Deputy Troy Black said. “The cashier opened the register drawer and gave him all of the 20s. The subject then turned and left the building on foot, crossing Highway 287 and running down a side street.”

The cashier activated the panic alarm, locked the store, and notified the manager. Anderson County investigators are currently working on the case.

Anyone having information about this robbery that leads to the arrest of this subject should call Crime Stoppers at 903-729-8477. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 in this case.